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Re: H69 is beyond requirement ( LC-2943)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:07:40 +0000
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To: Makoto Ueki <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear Makoto Ueki ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the
Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Public Review Draft) published on 24 Jul 2014.
Thank you for having taken the time to review the document and to send us

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before 1
September 2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a
specific solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If
such a consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to
raise a formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during
the transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1X7ElX-0001PF-SV@shauna.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140724/


Your comment on Bypass Blocks: Understanding Success Criterion 2.4.1:
> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: 
> Document: UW
> Item Number: Understanding Success Criterion 2.4.1
> Part of Item: Intent
> Comment Type: general comment
> Summary of Issue: H69 is beyond requirement
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> H69: Providing heading elements at the beginning of each section of
> content
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140408/H69
> To meet SC 2.4.1, it is not necessarily required to provide h1-h6
> element at the beginning of EACH section of content. The intent of SC
> 2.4.1 is "to allow people who navigate sequentially through content more
> direct access to the primary content of the Web page." as described in
> Understanding WCAG 2.0.
> Though H69 can be one of the sufficient techniques, most people are
> misunderstanding that heading elements must be provided at each section
> of the page to meet SC 2.4.1.  
> Proposed Change:
> To clarify this, new HTML technique like "Providing heading elements at
> the beginning of primary/main content" should be added to the list of
> sufficient techniques for SC 2.4.1.

Working Group Resolution (LC-2943):
Thank you for your comment.  The working group agrees that having the
additional technique would help users understand that the success criterion
can be met in more than just the way indicated in H69.

We will add this to our list of techniques to develop. However, we have a
lot of techniques in that list, and it is a slow process to develop each
one. You are welcome to develop the technique yourself and submit the
technique to the WG for consideration. This may allow the technique to be
published much sooner. See
https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Technique_Instructions for guidance about
developing techniques.

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